Magness Pear Tree


Magness originated in Beltsville, Maryland and it is a cross between Seckel seedling and Comice and it was named in honor of John R. Magness. The fruit has good quality and medium size, with soft flesh and it is very juicy and aromatic. The fruit ripens a week later than Bartlett and can be store up to 3 months. It is entirely pollen-sterile, and it not produce good pollen and should not be used as a pollenizer. The tree has good resistance to fire blight.

General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.